Abe’s Oddysee New ‘n’ Tasty
One thing that has been really prevalent over the last couple of years is the HD remake; Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Strangers Wrath among many others on PS3 and we now have Tomb Raider Definitive Edition and The Last of Us Remastered for PS4.
I have no objection to these so long as they games are worth playing. The list of games above are certainly in this category and, with the exception of Tomb Raider, I have got them all.
One of the most recent however is Abe’s Oddysee New ‘n’ Tasty a HD reworking of the sublime 1997 PS1 game from Lorne Lanning.
Abe’s Never Looked Better
I played the original in Abe’s Oddysee 1997 and loved it; the new iteration doesn’t have new features or game play mechanics it is just a brilliant graphical update to an already stellar game. In the original you had static back grounds and Abe’s crossed the screen and the screen flipped when he got to the end, now you have a scrolling background and Abe is always in the centre. This immediately makes the game a little easier and the more accurate controls also help make what was a very hard game just a hard game.
This is puzzle platforming at its best. Abe has very little in the way of armament, he has the ability to possess Sligs (nasty squid faced soldiers) and get them to do his bidding but this has limitations to prevent it becoming over-powered. Most of the game involves negotiating platforms, flitting switches and trying to escape Rupture Farms your place of work.
Processing Meat and Saving Staff
The story is simple, Abe works in Rupture Farms, a meat processing plant, and he discovers his species, Mudokons, are next on the lunch menu, hence an escape from the farm, a prophesy and a reckoning. All of this is done with sharp humour and a lot of farting.
You can also choose to save the 299 Mudokon employees at Rupture Farms, this is not essential and to save them all will require you finding secret areas and solving fiendish puzzles. However there are two endings and the good ending requires you to save a good number of your friends.
With the huge number of new AAA titles coming out HD remakes or re-imaginings are very welcome and add depth to a good catalogue of games. Give Abe some of your time because you will never play another game quite like this one and farting passwords is very funny.
I’ve popped a game play video below. I hope you enjoy it and as always… Happy Gaming
Mike Checks Out… Abe’s Oddysee New ‘n’ Tasty